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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Mar;87(3):210-212. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.12.003. Epub 2016 Dec 9.

Analytical and clinical comparison of Elecsys syphilis (Roche®) - Architect syphilis TP and reformulated Architect syphilis TP (Abbott®) assay.

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1
Department of Laboratory Medicine, AZ Alma, Eeklo, Belgium.
2
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
3
Department of Laboratory Medicine, AZ St Jan Bruges, Bruges, Belgium.
4
Department of Laboratory Medicine, AZ St Jan Bruges, Bruges, Belgium. Electronic address: marijke.reynders@azsintjan.be.

Abstract

The performance of Elecsys Syphilis was compared to Architect Syphilis TP and Reformulated Architect Syphilis TP. The overall sensitivity and specificity were 98.4% and 99.5%, 97.7% and 97.1%, and 99.2% and 99.7% respectively. The assays are comparable and considered adequate for syphilis screening.

KEYWORDS:

Architect syphilis TP assay; EIA; Elecsys syphilis assay; Reformulated architect syphilis TP assay; Sensitivity; Specificity; Syphilis

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